Current Lab Members

Leila Iliffe-Hodgetts. Leila joined the lab in 2013 on a placement year. She then returned to complete an MSc (2016) and is now working on her PhD. Her research is concerned with counterfactual thinking, risk taking, and regret in Autism. She works with people with Autism as well as neurotypical children and adults. She is co-supervised by Danielle Ropar at the University of Nottingham and Jen Cook at the University of Birmingham.

Chloe Morris. Chloe is an MSc Psychology student. Her research project is concerned with children’s counterfactual thinking and events in time.

Damien Neadle. Damien is researching tool-use behaviour in non-human great apes. He is supervised by Claudio Tennie, Jackie Chappell and me. 

Sonia Rishi. Sonia joined the lab in 2013 on a placement year. She then completed an MSc in Psychology and MA in Social Research Methods, before beginning her PhD. Sonia’s PhD is a collaborative project with Thinktank Museum, Birmingham, in which she is exploring children’s real world problem solving.

Clare Whalley. Clare’s PhD is part of an ESRC grant (Re)Inventing the Wheel on children’s tool making and innovation. Her research explores the context and social influences on children’s innovative problem solving. She is co-supervised by Ian Apperly and Jackie Chappell.

Yibo Xie. Yibo is working on his PhD on counterfactual thinking and psychological distance in adults. He joined the lab in 2016.

 

Previous Lab Members

Rachel Harrison. (2017-2018) Research Associate working on the Sesame Workshop funded project ‘Problem Solving in the Furchester Hotel’. Now a postdoc researcher at the Université de Lausanne.

Eva Reindl. (2013-2017) PhD student working with Claudio Tennie, Ian Apperly, and me on children’s tool use. Now a research fellow at the University of St Andrews.

Nicola Cutting. (2009-2015) PhD student working with me and Ian Apperly on Children’s Tool Innovation and then a Research Fellow on the ESRC grant (Re)Inventing the wheel with Prof Ian Apperly and Dr Jackie Chappell. Now a lecturer at York St John University.

Victoria Johnson (2011-2015) PhD student working with Chris Oliver and me on Choice and cognition in genetic syndromes.

Livia Colda (2012 – 2014). Msc by Research on Children’s counterfactual thinking.

Catherine Darnell. (2010-2013) PhD student working with me on Children’s Decision Making Under Uncertainty. Now a research fellow at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham.

Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe. (2008-2012) PhD student working with me on Verbal Probabilities. Now a senior lecturer at the University of Kingston.

Nina Powell. (2009-2012) PhD student working with Kimberly Quinn and me on Moral Outrage and Moral Certainty. Now a lecturer at the National University of Singapore.

Jane Waite. (2007-2011) PhD student working with Chris Oliver and me on Repetitive Behaviour and Executive Function in Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome. Now a lecturer at Aston University.

Daniel Wiesberg. (2007-2011) PhD student working on children’s understanding of relief and regret. Now a clinical psychologist.

Patrick Burns. (2008-2010) Research fellow on ESRC grant developments in counterfactual thinking in middle-childhood awarded to me and Kevin Riggs. Now a research fellow at Queen’s University, Belfast, UK.

Clare Eddy. (2006-2009) PhD student working with Ian Mitchell and me on Social Cognition in Basal Ganglia Disorders. Now a research fellow in the School of Medicine, University of Birmingham.

Gill Waters. (2005-2009) PhD student Modality and sources of information. Now a lecturer at the University of Bradford.

Elian Gomez (2008). Visiting Masters student from the University of Amsterdam.

Carlie Guthrie (2007-2008). Visiting Placement student from Aston University. Now a primary school teacher

Sarah Gorniak (2006-2007) Research Associate on ESRC grant Relating developments in executive function and counterfactual thinking awarded to me and Kevin Riggs. Now a clinical psychologist.

Dan Carroll. (2003-2005) Research Associate on ESRC grant The development of children’s thinking about possibilities awarded to me, Liz Robinson, and Ian Apperly. Now a senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield.